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VAM IT STORE
F. RICHARDSON,
... DEALER IX
Grocerjes, Yaukeq Notions, .on
icctoiH4 Paii -SZ&Uchlfea,
Perfumery and Toys.
A sood ortnicnt or CLOCKS, A flrst-class
MILLlNliKV KS'rAUHSIIMEXT.itnctniis. Also
an cxcolU'iii assortment of HOUSEHOLD FURNI
TURE. coiisiMii": V PYW&?tlVX$- BKD
BTEADS, liUHK.NtlsC f-riMt.c., &c
AH of whhi will be polil atlowust cash prices.
s.aiisonrv-.o.niv h, jsd. ivi
Carria
e, Sisrn and Ornamental
TTAVINO had ovi
ty yi
Dcrlonce In
XJL palntin
CarnaitcKASins ano
Urn., mental
work, I fuel prepnrei
.! ti
uythnt lor first class
work.f ilot lie exy-Hed. ly ni lcen wlllgl
viiysfli IddKnablei ba(ruct.Iua h'ai')tccd Ui,
every case. .... , . .
duly l l:n, ihti.
Uf
CharterOak Hotel.
I wq
UasOd and
idTefltted tne'libfefin
twnry minutes walk from the station au the C.
W. R. K., and tliatf ahollhu pteattott tKerve any
who may desire to give iue a cull.
aOdbLiVERYATTACHtD
T.,.Hnlql ia,.ieslrahly located for those who
wlsli to vpen( tJiu tFummer moiitbB in the country.
A HACK yill connect with all passgiigcr lraias
tm the Conu. U'ljeU'ru R, ll, . 17 '
Wn. II. "WARWEK Proprietor.
. East Canaan ril gj, I3T3. 1 -,. , 4'.tf ,
LUMBER AND
YARD
1
.......... .
At LAKEVILLE, CONN.
. 1 L ,t
THE SJC?K5CTttSSR would respect fidiyijnnonnce
to ftae 'public that be has completed his build
ings and yard and rilled them with a
nit ti i z n
IjlKGE STOClv Of
at
)AL. LUMBER
&Sf&SM
alls. Trrrn. Rtnl. i
Xail. Iron, Steel,
Flotir, Grain, Feed,
Seeds, Salt, Paints,
Oils, &c.,
And shall be glad to supply tho wants of the Pub-
.Vablu prices.
A Specialty made
JAt 'A l.Vf J'J ,li
Ml
wnicn i fnniif nmibf jt . Tony .
vrturKO)Uiin very
lowest inurket
prices.
RA1?, SPITJRIt,
6m 15
LAKEVILLE, COXX.
SAUIHQS S0GI1TY,
'-L iJakWiltw OonaMctidi. iiHit
INCORPORATED In IMS, allows Interest on
A deposits from the flrst day of each month.
DIsts ,Qtoer 1st, 187,
Om Ma Million ef Bollafs.
ini.n r,nm evprv buslhcss dav from 9 to 13 A.
JJ. and 1 to 4 P. M. and on Saturdays from b 30 to
President.
VI.
2
!Tfen?fey to Buy, lh& Best!
tlttl jAi I.J
: PEOPLE SAY
- i. '- l&JTitvi. ' OX il.V..,.!-r: ; V
'OF'WOIIK,
POWER;" ' ' ' 5?-'
J3A8I0 Of MOTION,. ; r i
';SlMPLrlCITYlt ' f
SEIiF-Al3TJSTINO- TENSION-; '
4.tu;.iii3tTfi3Ssio;rrAi'
-. uiM .-i-i (JASTKU8, and ... - .
i JoiiEAT JSACE UKDEK THE ARiyt," 7 ;'
bWi-i-J, XOBM At ;.- V" .
"STliil SMALL VOICE . -
.. - .bJj A...
tmvm" H0MEBTID J
tJonrotJ Installments by: i " .
v IlAIliliSO BROSIm AsctsV.
.:- .LAKEVILLJi, COitS..
' J 11.1
"IT
lTtI. fTB iMtTatthe nrsnnt rpijntttt; of
Jj'llW'.itioi.l Lakoxille aiul. vjctniiy has
psndaiincAt-thebnk bnnains In, inai yjl-
fc. vnwfJ-tna3 be. found TteurMlMay, nnd
-fart 6ar-oi :' avoela. . AU .. -waraUona
ithft4n"aa fcii.,..'i
Surgical or MechanicalDenllitry,
perfarmad in the bast possible manner.
liAUGHIO OAS
IWMtrastw without pain. . ...
No ezfua charge for gas wjtea sxtftetlBif rjst
tUt.
CQPlJfj
u
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GOAL
11&Z3 .1X3 Ji B "
a. .-..r'faar7-: . sr;. .
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ECONOMY IN MOURNING ! 1.
' i -Oheapsew! Durability i
ALB C R IT 1 C RAPE
Hwi Mn .old for Ovar Two Tears, girt og
UiiivM;sIMHf!tipn . .
, PplnV?ns from Wearera .
"Tho Albert Crape which X hav. worn
VftfV day'fat" year haa after to
DuucUeujt. uAac turuwi out to b. inpt, x-
0011001.',
" vf have Keen 'J 'much plaaied wlthth.
wr'fi tiiv Alltert.. Crape, , tbat, 1 uaq
.troncly recommend It."
1 have founl the Albert Crape 10 be' a
reallv ccood trustworthy artlol., and much
tiepBr,thn W I f ver had.".
, '.. doLD BT
Mi! & "DM goods DeaiErs:
ll3
FOR SALE.
TIHXT'.yAtUABL'E FARM in
a good state of
JL jcliltlvatinri" aud well stocked
I; :b
elongini; to
JohBR. -HifPlbhitt, Ftlnated 3 miles east f the
L'ongresatUiual clnirch.at . South. Canaan,. find 3 1-3
mil us from the Housatonic railroad depot at Falls
Village, Ctfirtt.V ConsUtin!; of 830 acre; 80 1-2 of
which Is wtod and eproht land, the greater pro
portion of. toe profta about 2$ years old, the re-
oiaijiclcrwll divided into plow, pustn
bit and, with tilehty'of orcllardini
beatrtlfnl maple grove which wtll yk
utre ana mean
s' and fruit and
maple grove winch win yield eaca year
tn abundance of sap lot; iunkui, sugar; well
watered by a splendid trout brook running the
sntfre length of the farm, and beantiful living
springs, with buildings well located, consisting of
dwelling house, cheese and wood house; S
barns. 3 cow h uses, shop, . milk house, and a
e-er failiug rpriug boiling up from the center
oc tne vai wnicu is large enougn iw emuum iu
oillk 'cans; also a good cistern with chain pump,
ihdanever.failing spring of water running near the
door. Said farm is noted for being one of the
moat productive in the township; having for many
years yielded large returns to its owner. ' I will
noli with or withouttho stock to suit a purchaser.
Possesion can bo given, any time... .Tonus easy.
Come and ecu. Apply to
i J. R. HURLBURT,
8otf. . . . Falls Village,. Conn.
r-H
OPENING WEEK!
DISPLAY
OF
DRY GO
S!
vTHis'vWEEKi:;'
(iLNip JEVERY Tom WEEKS,)
-IV. . -AT- ' V '
S.-C. BEOKLET'S.
nwRB StTBSCRIBKR desliesf to inform the InhaD
Jt .ltams of ' ' t. .'
' NORTH CANAAN, ,
d adjoining towns, that ho has this Week re
' teived a SPLENDII
ccived a SPLENDID LINE of
DRYGOODS,
GOODS,
Hosiery, Notions.
ilk.au d. Ycjvet Eibtons,
'
irfs, Bustles, . 'V
Corsets, Miawis,
Jewelry, '
lauen and Lace
... '. Collars & Curls,
j Table Linens, &c,'j &c.'i
V V V;.. . . . Besides a iargo.stock;of V ,
Groceries, Provisions,
Hats and ibaps,
B oots and S hoes,
.'POCKET-CUTLERY, V V
Hair-Oils and Perfumes; .
. Crockery, Glassware, . ,
, . ,. - Wooden-Ware ;
. . Paper Hangings,
i.; . Oil Cloths,
. . . J., ;' AKP- . .:i .,
'arxning1 XJtensils ;
In fact a complete assortment of Goods to be
i , 1VIWU.IU a : I- . , J
First-Class lie tail Store.
1 wish It distinctly understood that
I Buy no Goods of Drummers,
But personally visit the l ending imwrteta of
our ctmuiry, onve a iuuuui, iuhkq vnrviui kviw
Hon. ! tb . ; ..; I-..:. ., , . .
MOST DESIRABLE GOODS.
And am thus enabled to present tq my patrons,
the Latest Styles of Goods
and tne IjO west races.
tSl purchase rio goods that are-ont-of date,
o ntter how elroni; UulucJoment is offered te
lake tbein.. i . . ,
t armers' produce taken in cscuange ror nooos.
6tf S. C BKGKL.EY.
Korth Canaan, Aug. 2, 1R72. . '
a car d:
rltHaSTIBBCRrBER Wdnla take fblir TBCtliod ol
JJL retnrnin llitinh'ti to nis'iiunieroua1 friends
or their patronage during the six Tt'lirsi or ills
ocalioit at the old Htund, and lo?ires,tO inform
hem lie hias removed ui wtocK ol
AidAtt-Uf the Iowa Hall lluildlng-,
Xfirst floor.) and with his increased facilities lor
kloinir business, he is better prepared than ever
before to present to hi cnstnmis an imur.
ptiHNea iiNsortmeiil oi l.ooos, imm wnicu
ito.make. their selections. For the benefit ot lus
patrons, who live at. a distance ana come to ins
tore w ilh teams, he would state that, he has built
In number of lioive hcds. where hordes can bo left
without any danger of bviut rriKliteuctt by tne
car.
lie would be hnppv to see Ins ror-ner lrienns at
theXKiVXTANO tuut make wX na with all
who may favor him witu a call.
2 ntf S. C. BECKLEl'.
Xorth Canaan, An?. Sd, ltfit. ''
Pianois, Organs? and
MiELODEONS,
't
from all the firat Ctdan JWiakeri., c
.. . up on triaJ I Jtvtoerevir fronted. ?
', r.-tL . n ...'!... thnn bo. sam CSO
bebauentfn
t fa NewTork.'or (BUeworo,
... - ' : . - i...
THIS IS A RARE CHANCE,
tend for price, b.for parehailng alsewhor. .
JOSEPH BRINTON,
JnlTHth.lsn. 0t0 rALiaViuM.OoH.
OD
HANLY
--f-f- ' 1 7; ' -
;Bt"iif6s6Si!'rtii.'1 "-I
Yog, it's best I should go: away 1 I'U.leave biro.
to her for a whiles-r-Forever,
piftybe .hp , cares ? JIoH jnisa my
; pld wan' snjilp, ,
And pprhaps the liaDda that hfive always, boon
. ready to do for him. - ...
But I w6nvt bo a bloc'U iii his way I I'6ah'"e,
' . though my 'eyes'iJVi'ftiin'i " "! ' ' ' "'
, . ...n I..,,,.. t :.' I. .
Thirty-two years come autanuXiI'TP Jbepn his.,
. own tone .wife ... i ( ..
"VVo'vohad our difforings sometipaea, but never
. - a serions strife. .
Pre worked and planned, and helped him to
all that he owns to-dayi ' - ' ' :
And he's seomed like a part of me always, ever
since we were children at play.
How happy we were that winter we lired in the
little log-house I
Only two rooms and a cellar, but everything
I sung as a mouse. '
And Neddy, our first, was born thftre, and
John was so glad he cried, " ;
And my heart, it just ran over with a wife's and
! a mother's pride. ,
He wrote our friends in New Hampshire' how'
j well we were getting on, ! i j : !
i of all the crops ho raised, the best, was tho;
; LittleOne. ,!..-.. .
And I laughing ? a foolish old woman-my dull
eyes all aflow ..: ,
Over a something that happened thirty long
years ago 1
The children have grown up and left us ; two
in the graveyard lie, ; . ,
The others have married and settled. ' We're
alone again John and I.
And he loved me till this bad woman bame here
to break mv heart,
And now it is best that I leave himbetter for
! usto part. ' ' ' ' '
She is a wonderful singer she mates the old
house ring,
And there's something about her reminds me
of a wild bird on the wing,
And her faco looks good and honest ; yes in
spite of her evil ways :
For the sake of my dead daughter, I'll say that
muoh in her praise.
"Pricndship," I think they call it. He was
i always a handsome man,
And he has good learning, and argues as well
i as a lawyer can.
Hi years sit lightly on him, while I am .thin
and gray ;
But my spirit is young, 'and it loves him. . And
I to I will go away.
ril go to my dear old Hampshire IU go to my
mother's grave, .., . ... . ,
Arid I'll let my sick heart break there in one
great sobbing wave.
The few little years thtt are left me will drag
their season on, 'r-'
Tiil death' shall como, and : In heaven ' maybe
I'll find my John t
Here's shirts and stockings to' last" him pto-
j viding I never come back ;: ' '
And Biddy will see to the house. There's noth-
j ing that he'll lack
Unless, when he. has his headaches, he may
.. well, he always said .,
xnat no medicine ever uoipea nun like my
' hands upon rus head.
I'll take this picture with me. It looks as he
i did the day
We stood up in church and were OA " Well,
! wifey, what is to pay ?
I thought I heard you a-cryin' I No, d.a't you
j " budge not an inch
Till you tell me what's the matter I Old wifey,
j what is the pinch ? ' ,
" Cryin' oyer this scarecrow n wonder f fook
. athishairl. .:.. .
Fbstered over his tomplesl his well there
; there there
1 heard it all my sweetheart, and what an old
! . fool I've been, ' "
To let you think I was travelin straight to such
meanness and sin I .
" She's only my brother's daughter, and she
i no, you needn't speak I .
She's in love with a decent - young fellow, and
; will marry him this week.
Brother Tom you know the skinflint is dead
i . set against there there '
You shall finish your cry in my bosom I I hain't
! been, dear, quite fair. :
" I shouldn't have told you. But secrets are hard
lor a woman to keep I ' 1
knew it would fret jouj Jancy, and rob you
of noedral sleep 1 , . : ,
No such thing ? But, sweetheart, I can prove
it tc you, you see, . ........
For you failed to keep this secret the depth of
your love for me " :
BOTH SIDES OI! THE PICTURE.
Two women Bat together aft sunset in the
porchyard of a white cottage that stood under
its "ancestral tree," among its fields of wheat
and corn, like a poet s vision of a quiet rest
ing place for some weary, suffering human
soul. , ..
i And one of. these two women had eyes to
ape, ears to bear, and a heart to feel and ap
preciate it all. cine was a tall and stately
lady, apparently some thirty years of age
not exactly handsome, put with a grace of
air and manner . peculiarly her own. The
careful toilet, the nameless air of eleganco
ana luxury, tne paie cneeic, tne sott wmte
hands, betrayed the city dame. While th
Weary glance of her dark blue eyes, which
even the quiet of that sunset hour could' not
flrive away, showed that time had not dwelt
gently with her and her heart s idols, but
bad thrown them, scattered and ruined, at
her feet.
Her companion was some five tears her
unior, and many times prettier a little
found-faced, apple - cheeked womnn, with
iiark-blue eyes and dark-brown ' hair, and a
founded figure that was setoff to. the best
h,d vantage by the afternoon- dress of tinted
muslin that she wore. , .:
! At present the : handsome face wag almost
spoiled by a querulous, discontented expres
sion. , Kbe.was contrasting her own hand
plump and Email, but certainly rather brown
Kvith the delicate slender wjiitc fingers of h?r
city friend, all glittering .with, rings.
i "Just look at the two!" she said. "All
that comes of making butter and cheese, and
1 S At.- 1- . .1 J. Xf A 1. '
pwcGpiij me uouae, uu4 uustiu, huu wnsu-
ing dishes, and mailing, beds all the time
That man told ( the truth when he. said that
woman's work', was never done.. ( 1 know
imine never is.V Ohf dear, dear I ' To think
that you, Margaret, should have married
city merchant, and be as ncli as a princess
in a fairy tale ; and here I am planted for
!life, plain Mrs. Hiram Parke, and nothing iu
ithe world to compare with you. : I am sick
of being onlya farmer's wife."
Margaret Von HO wth' looked 'down at her
; grumbling lit'tie friend with a smile.'
"Jenny, it seems to" roe, as we sit here in
this quiet place, and look out over . all these
pleasant fields that are your own --it seems
to me that you aw almotrt wicked to talk
like that." " " : ' ""
"I dare say yon would never like it, Mar
go-ret.' Tou ' would 5 never wiih to change
situations: with toe." , -'
'Pevhaps not: iBut would ydu not like to
ebaTrge with ta!1' '" ' w.-.-.i
"Tei."
"And yen be Mrs. Ten JTowih lniteaof
1Wt. Hi ram Parttt"
Jenny fceaitate. She leted tier fiftfldscnme
husband dearly.
"Well, I don' t moan that I want to eiva .
Up Hiram. I onlv wish he was a citv mer
chant instead of a farmer, Ad' as rich' as
yourhusVudis.th'at'i'sa'tl." ' '"
"And that is a great deal;- Jenny. Jf tout.
wish could be Granted, do-. tou know what
your life would be ?" said Mrs. Von Howth
coldly. ; ' "
..VWhat yours is. I sunnnse. What' atnv
lady's is in your. position-"..,. .'..,.. i i .. .
'Kut what is tha t, Jtfe l; Lo , you know ' , .
'How should I?" '
'It is a weary :; One." Jennv' with' m6eJ
genuine hard work in it than in all your mak-
ng oi outter ana cueese... r... ., . .
''O I Marsraret."
'And O! Jennv. believe iheVrnv dear.
mere arc no people on earth who work hfttd
er than the fashionables who have only their
amusements to provide. for... A long, long
nc ui mere amusementB is a aog s me, jenny,
at the best." ' ":' " " " "
'I should like :to' be 'bohvrdiced of it bv
actual experience' said Jenny doubtingly.
oo i smu ana .tiiougbJt.,once, .,, t, Aavebeqi)
convinced that it is all vanity and vexation
of spirits, my dear." " ""' ' '
"I5ut how 1" persisted Jenny.
"How? Indeed, ten thousand wava- .Jf
VQU livo in the fashionable world vou must
do' as the fashionable world' does: You must
rise and dress, and hor. andlunchi and dress
again and, drive then drew again nd appear.
au certain Dalls, parties, concerts, exactly as
iiicuun uu, or ue vuieu mzarre, uuu uui
OF the world ; altdgtether.' 'Tou.' mv boot
Jenny,, who are by no means fond of fine
dresses, what would, you. do at a fashionable
waiering-piace in tne nottest aays oi August
with five changes of toilet between morning
and night, and a French lady's maid to tyr
annize over you all the time . . .,. ,
. Horrors ! einculated Jennv.
"Balls that vou must ko to in spite of" fa
un ue : parties tnai vou must so to in spite
of the heat ; calls you must make on people
yon detest; O! Jenny, I woula.ar rather
be at home with the butter and cheese, if I
were you." ' '
Jennv was silent. Here was the side ef
the bright picture she had never seen or
areamea oi Deiore.
'You love your husband. Jenny ?" : said
her friend, after a time. . 1
Jenny opened her eves wide.. . , .
"Love him I Why, isn't he my husband ?'i
was iuo reply.
i - .
Mrs. Von Howth laughed. ; " '
"Some women iu society might think, that
a reason why you shouldn't love him !" she
said, dryly. "And he loves you also ?"
"I should die to-morrow if I thought he
did not." - . .., .
"Tut, child I Peoplo leave this world When
God wills it not before.. I d,are say you
would survive his unfaithfulness. Many
women before vou have lived through such
thing3." ..... . ii,.-. , .,
"Don't talk of it. Marsraret :,I could not
Dear it. Why, he is all the world to me 1
and, yourself being judge, how could I bear
to lose Dim? "
"Then don't wish him to be a city merch
ant, my dear. I dare say there, are many,
good men in the city men who love their
wives but, on the other hand, there are id
many temptations, especially in society,-that
I sometimes wonder, not that so many do
go astray, but that so many remain true to
themselves and their duty.'
She spoke absently, alii her eyes had a
far-away glance as if they dwelt on other
things.
Jenny ventured a question . ""'
"Marcaret. is vours a haDDV marriage?
Do you love your husband? And does he
love vou ?" "
Mis Van Howth started, and then turned
pale..
"I would have loved him. and made him
good wife, but he never loved me. ' He
placed me at the head of his house because he
thought me ladylike 'and interesting,.' that
was all. He told me once, though not.yery
plainly, that he had no great love for me,
and since then we have each taken otit' own
wav, independent of the other.-' I seldom see
him at our house In town-. I hav my, car
riage, my diamonds, and .my opera box,. . In
the season I go to Saratoga or Newport, While
he favors Long Branch with' 'his 'presenceX.'
We arc perfect strangers ; to each other ; we
never quarrel, and I suppose i I were. to die.
to-morrow he'd be an inconsolable widower
for a week. Jenny, you will not wish to
change places with me' again; Your husband
might change as mine has done, exposed to
the same temptation, ihank ieaven you
have him as he is a goon, true man, wnc
loves vou : and never mind the butter" anc
chcece, Jenny, so long as your happiness is
made up with them.'" '
She rose from her seat, and 6trolled up the
garden path. ., , , .... .
Jenny did not follow. She sat on tne step,
lost in thought. The riddle of her friend's
life was -at last made clear to her. She. had
often wondered why Margaret,, in thc. midst
of all her wealth and luxury, should seem so
sau : sue wouuereu uu louder uuw.
To be the wife of anian who had no love
fory ou ! W hat ' 'lower deep' '- can there be
than this for a proud and sensible woman r
s Jenny turned with tears in her eyes to meet
the stalwart husband as he oame irm the
field. : :,!.
" Well, little woman,.', he cried, ; and Hen
she got the hearty kiss for which she . was
looking.
' Yes, Margaret was right. I he butter and
cheese were of little consequence when love
like this made her task. easy to endure. ... ,
- And the rosy-cheeked little woman bent
londlv down over her "Hiram," as he flung
himself down on the porch- seat,- and fanned
him, brought him lemonade,, and madobim
thoroughly happy andat rest.
Poor Margaret! Happy jenny I .Never
again wouiu sue wisn to oe more oniy
farmer's wife. !i- '
Xsewspapers. Their value . is bv no
tneans appreciated, but the rapidity' with
which people are waging up" to their n
cessity and usefulness is one of the signlti
cant sign3 of the times Dew iamme9 are
now content with a single newspaper. The
thirst for knowledge is not easily satiated
and books, though useful yea, absolutely
necessary in their place, fail to meet tho
demands of youth or age. "The Village
newspaper ia eagerly sought and ita con
cents us eagerly devoured." Then domes
the demand lor tho county news.i. Next
to the political come, the literary and then
the scientific journals. . Lastly, and above
all, come the moral and religious journals.
The variety is demanded to satisfy the
cravings ot the active inind. ' " ,:
i Newspapers are also valuable to material
prosperity. T.bey . advertise the village,
county or locality. ..They, spread, before
the reader a map on which may be traced
character, design, progress, it a stranger
calls at a 'hot!." he first ind'uires' for the
village newspaper : if a friend comes from'
a distance.the very next thing after -a fam
ily greeting, he inquires foryour village or
county newspaper,and you feol discomtited
ii you are unable, to Hpd , a late eppy, ;?,
confounded if you arc compelled to say you
;do not take it. The newspaper is' iiist "as
necessary to fit 'tt mail for his true' position
in life as food or raiment;' Show'ns a'rag
ged, barefoot boy rather than an ignorant
one. His head will, cover bis feet in Jttter
life he is well supplied with newspapers.
buow us the child that is eager tor news
papers. Ho will make the man ;6f mark
in after life if ydu gratify thiit tfesiro'for
knowledge. Other thfngs being eqal- it
is a rule that never fails- Give the children
newspapers. , .,,. ,..... . ,.,.,..,,,
This test definition'' of 'Iscanaal iver
given, .according to Arthur Helps, ttas
that of the littfa girl who described it
thus : " Kebbdy does ladthinjf, and
everybody goes on telling it everywhere.
That is bettet than dictionary.
i ' ...Tho London Bakers.'
TTie.Lon.don.Baikers.'.Strike Committee
iresolv.ed .,,;thitjtljw neoesaary . notfee's
should be dejvered po'the employers in
.order that tlie strike' nifty 'begin. In the
meantime the 'tnen have' issued an ap
peal fioithev tti3blio io which tbev sav:
For y eats -past,..as'i.the -world .is well
awaro,.tke .CQnditian.,of ,tho. iournevruan
bakeEiha beenj a. disgrace to his employ-
orj- a .suame to uumarutv, ana a sconuai
iu viviiiz,atiuu. xuuucutiiuii, ucieuce, una
philkhthr'bpy' navfe 'rfdrilevea' mtich f of all
othot chteiseis; btit'ihihis1 ense they have
done littie-or notbin. H. ia still the
Outcast of the industrial ; sjmtem, the
Pariah of the social circle, the only arti
san who is deprived of his rest,' denied
his! Sabbath and doomed to toil iu con
fined . dungeons, the foatia. atmosphere
of which, ia as. .fatal to life as the poisqn.-
oiis breath of the black hole of Calcutta.
tjrovernmeni inspectors nave uenounceci
the evils f surf dundiri'g him as most bane
ful add demdralifctoir: and medical men
have affirmed1 that he is a prey to the
most -debilitut-insr ... influences, . and his
term, of life the briefest. of : all classes
in a sentence, that he is murdered by
long hours and excessive toil. For him
there is' hb' refepfte'.' Hi4 existence is
that oa dog.1" He scarcely knows what
jt is to enjoy a1 night's- repesew His sleep
13 a f'pitch" in. the-heated bakehouse, his
bad thebonrd upon. which the bread was,
made, aftd when, he rises from his hard
couch, his sweat and tears literally min
gle 'witti 'the' ingredients of which the
staff of life is rhnnufhetured, and which
the public are" "compelled to- eat.- The
8ahbath comes, but cornea no Sabbath
day to him. nW thu's. rear after vea'rl
Tie drags' but E' niisei'able, monotonous
'existence, laborfn sfxtoeny eighteen and
twenty hours a day; at a wage which a
sweep or ncavenger would refuse, until
his health fails, .and a premature death
terminates . his. sufferings. Will any
Christian mail say that tho operative ba
ker ought to be satisfied with such an
iniquitous-" system? When all other
trades are obtaining increased pay and
reduced hours, is he alone to be con
demned to sleepless nights, excessive
toil, low wages, disease, and death? Cer
tainly not.
The "appear admits that the men
may be vanquished, as they are poor
and their emplpvers, are rich, but fthev
say i bstter... they saould be reduced to
dock laborers and scavengers than silent
ly submit to a bondage more degrading
than that which the Egyptians imposed
upon tho Israelites. Between bondage
and starvation there is little scope for
choice; but of the two it is better to
die from want tBhn to linger on a miserr
able existence m slavery, a curse to our
selves and accursed by our fellow men,
They have, however, faith "in the great
neart or humanity,"
! Banning in Debt, -There is nothing
that makes a man more contemptible in
his own eves than' owinar monev when
The cannot pay it.- He feels that he is in
a false position ; that instead of ranking
with the respectable portion of society
he ought to take his position with the
meanest classes, for he is walking about
undeV false 1 colors in Other people's
clothes, ' feeding surreptitiously from
other people's tables, living in houses,
lodging, and using furniture that do not
belong . to wrn , ,ond that. if he were to
act like an honest man, and pay for what
he has, he must dress less, eat plainer
food, and dwell in back streets : he
would then bet a far more respectable
man than the scamp who willfully incurs
debts. whioh at the time be knows he
cannot pay. . Many an honest man is
brought into untold embarrassments by
an extravagant' and thoughtless family,
and by the pernicious system of long
credit giving by retail merchants. Now
this system of" buying on credit is sim
ply ruinous, and really creates habits of
extravagance .; it seems so easy to look
forward to meeting a payment which is
six months distant 1 Keep out of debt,
my friend. Pay cash for every article
which you Or your family require, and
regulate your expenditure according to
youx income, ! trusting nothing to the
future which, the present cannot provide
for. ; Better a little privation now, than
debt and ruin nereaiter.
A Hall op Toktube. Junius Henri
Brown, iu a sketch "Down the Danube,"
savs : The w Rathh'aus, or Town-hall, of
Batisbon: a gloomy and ungraceful pile,
was mostly -omit 'in the fourteenth cen-
tury. . The imperial diet held its sessions
there from IGbo to Joub, and the saloons
bf the diet have not been altered, and
1 a' it'' 'l : -1 ' -1.
Sim contain me ueucues, arm-cuairs,
and tables Used by the embassadors.
The dismal'dutigeons in which prisoners
were tortured are' shown for a fee ; and
on going into them I noticed the bench
of the. judge, protected by an iron grat
ing lest , he . might be killed as he de-
r. ... . .1 V. n 1 . . 1 . m.PANnl.ln n..nlAl,A.
in whose sufferiiSg lie delighted. There
are the' 'rack, the ' wheel, the thumb
screwy the spiked heimet, the burning
pincers,, the hery cowl, tne straining
cord, the bone-crusher, the fiery furnace
and all the implements oi torment which
we blush to think were freely used by
our ancestors a little more than a century
ago. The collection of devilish devices
for producing pain is larger at Raitsbon
than at the National Museum in Munich,
or the Arsenal in Venice.
Tim- np.A.-iTn i
!tho public that" the past summer was
really a very comfortably cool one ? It
may be, since September breezes have
now cooled the blood, and the remcm
brance of heat i-no heat. : Ceirtaia statis
tics, which purport tVome from the
u bitea states Apmory at sprmgneid
indicate that tue .summer- of lot was
not so velffinflxkablo for heat. The
average temperature for the four months
of Mayv'Jnne,' July; and August, in 1808,
wa 68 degrees ; for lbU, 65 degrees
1870, 70 degrees ; 1871, 66 degrees
1872 69,degrees.. The average for June
this year was 69 1-3 degrees, while in
1870 it was 72 degrees. The average for
July was 7,41 de6rees' while in 1870 it
was 75 degrees, and iu 18C8 77 degrees.
The "August average this year, up to' the
28th; was 75 degrees : in 1870 it was 74
degrees, and tho other years two or three
degrees, weas ,
,. Aj7Nkw, Plan. In Liverpool tbey'
lately adopted the plan of publishing
the names of drunkards in the news
papers,' sb' as to shame them, if possible, ;
out of their vicious habits.- The experi
ment seemed to answer very well for a
time, but..;Jiuch is the . perversity; of
human naturej people got accustomed to!
the infliction, -and. so far from havijtr
any' dread of exjpbsure, actually seemedj
lu niiio a priue in tuo numriety tarn
obtained. In faet many wre to be
found far more ready to give their
name and histories than the magls
trates wee to hear them.
. 'j
Alice Caty.
'This beantifunfiGutoTo tteTJfcShory
of a gifted 'woman, whoso sweet and
tenderrufterVncjes will long live-frl
hearts of' th&.people we take from. the.
" Cobsidiriuit the muUitudeVDt'her7
literary engagements, and the quantity1
of verso which she gave"to the press dur
ing the' twenty yeWftf ' lfer1 eareeir;"trit
timount of mental labor Whioh hmusfc
hav performed; was indeed greatw .. And
et, busy as was her life, Alice alwavs.
lad a half hour for a friend seeming
greatly to -tr3oy 'theSe' bfreahs'-in he
working- hoiiTs ; 'Whiloy to- the applioant
for advioe.os assistance, sho ever .hint a,
wniing.ear,.... ,..4 ,. ,: .-, s
' This readiness of sympathy opened
the gates to a wide work of charity, 'and
during, ike -last yeataof- 'heu lifo.atve bef
came,.iaoofidentiaLway, She dQpBej;J
oi aia. encourasremont ana aavice to an
xtent which, even her b"esilriends could
UX lliCUSUlir. ITU,) 11 u
woman otrtof work ?" 'AKcft"pla6id:woilc
in the willing hands, vas lt.a.scl
family in noed of, food di; htludance ?
Alice was" the good angel' who Dro'tiglit
peace in to the sad robin. Wtts'it a yoniig1
girl going' astray ?' Alice, "tifop- getrtle-,
sympathizing taster, woni tto wandering
feet into sober .patu9 .xqip it a disap
pointed author who came to tell her story
of disapointedliopes1 ? Alices fmout
tif the, stores -f -be o,wn etxporionee,.
draw .lesscoiSi.TKhicli Qomfpted.iand.eo-
alone chamber, where 'hei,'nielrioiy how
is Rnmethinc vcrv sacred and sweet."
Referring, to' Tier "(Jeath, tue 'wiiler
acids "' .t'i?-v i.;.
InlifeVthe iistettf weVotfi9fcprable,
Their' fo?-tohther was verw be.au
tiful to behold. Uiilike in tnany. jespeotS:
they were alike.jn Jeflt;i0n,;.laB,d.5i;JieQ
Alice fell sick, with her last lingering
and intensely painfui-i illness,- Bheebe
was almost her sole oomp;nioa.,and. com
forter. ..She watched car.efujly thrpuglii
days, weeks, months, of such suffering
as, happily, it is not often bur lot to
the form: of. inflammatory rheumatism
then doyeloped into sciatica, which grad
ually drew the hip-socket apart. Belief
was obtained, in the moments of acutest
agony, only by morphine, injected ; and
her body nnally became a moss ot punet
ures inflicted by the. steel of the inject
or. . . It was rhoabe's hand which gave
tho lesser pain to soothe the greater
torture. Brave in her duty, she would
press the cruel probe into the shrinking
flesh ; and then, when sleep followed,
sho would steal away to her own room to
sob aer own nerves into sttbiection.'
" Death "came nt 'last; How great a
relief it - was to the sufferer cannot be
expressed in words. . To Phcebe it was a
realiov for her.beloved one. after so
long agony, had repose. But who' can
say What loneliness was in her heart?
That beautiful' home, so full of associa
tions of the dead, how inexpressibly sad
must have been its very, atmosphere I
Left to herself courting no companion
ship even with her most intimate friends
she seemed to dwell with the dead
Earth, and life', ' and friends,' were no
longer as they were; and though she
seemed to others cheerlul and resigned,
it was only too evident that Phoebe longed
to follow her sister gone , bofcre. ... Sho
had not long to wait, for, ere six months,
she, too, fell asleep.
A Plea for the Little Folks -Don't
expect, too muoh of : them ; it has taken
forty , years it may pe, to.roake.yqu. what
you are,, with ,all tne lesspns ot experi
ence ; and I will dare say you are j
faulty being at best. - Above all,' don't
expect judgment in' a child,' or patience
under trials. Sympathize in their mis
takes and troubles don t ridicule them,
Remember not to measure, a child's trials
by your standard. "As one whom his
mother comforteth," said the inspired
writer, and beautifully does he convey
to us the deep,-faithful love that ought
to be found in every woman's heart, the
unfailingsympathy with all her children's
griefs. When i see emiuren going to
their father for comfort 1 am sure there
is something wrong with their mother.
Let the memories ol their "ehtldhood be
as bright as you can make them. . Grant
tkem..,every iunacent pleasure, in your,
power. We have often felt our temper
rise to see now careieesiy tneir pians
were thwarted by older persons, When a
little trouble 6n their part would have
given the child pleasure, J;he memory ot
which would last a life-time. Jjastiy
don't think a child hopeless because it
betrays some very bad habits. We have
known children that seemed to have been
bora thieves and liars, so. early did they
display these, undeniable. traits,; yet we
have livqd to see those same children
become noble men and Women and orna
ments to society; 1 We must confess they
had wise, affectionate- barehts; "And
whatever else-you may be compelled to
deny your child, by. your circumstances
in . Jite, give, it wuai, ws most vaiues
plenty. of love. . .. ...
New METH-ob of Si'oeino' Qhain;
A plan has beeu submitted to the French
academy for storing wheat in portable
sheet iron granaries, in which a vacuum
is maintained equal to at least from throe
to four -inches of-- mercury, this -being
found sufficient to .destroy all insect life
(although a more, perfect, vacuum is pre
ferred), and, to insure the evaporation of
any moisture iu tne gruiu. xiio ujpur'
atus is of cylindrical form, placed vefti-
cally witli convex"top and bottom.1 The
top is provided with an opening through
which the. inlet of grain i.is led,,, with, . a
waive pipe through, which the air is ex
hausted, and wth a guage by Which the
degree ofexhaustion Is' indicated. The
grain' is removed 'thWugh'ttn opening in
the bottom. " In -ah :exprnnent;' where
living insects were1 introduced in larg.
quantities with the grain,, it was,. found
that they were alL toiled , before doing
mischief, and at the end of six months
the wheat was found to o? in .as fine con
d.iton;.afl..ati, the.;. outset?-?. Tn
Bulletin. ' , . . '
- "TittWJBi' Tboitbm!s, Private advices
reoeivedi from member, of. Lieutenant
Wheeler's, exploring.. party, dated Fill
more, Utph, state .that their operations;
are delayed by hostile .'Indians.' Lieu
tenah'tDehwiddiei'Secdria United States
c'avrtlryv in vmargri bf -thfl- e'sccirt:accom
panyin the1 partyy had" an- -engagement
witli tue 'Ute-ndiansy..near,i Beaver, in
which nine lodiftfluSiWeltiUftd ad many
wounqed-, On rea,cpg, Deseijt City, rt
town .o about one hundred and fifty
houses,' they' 'found that place"aesertedi
bythe" lnhabitants-,"th'6y having"' flerlJ
with theif five rtbck,';to regies of, safety
Eighty odd yean ago the winter was a
fearfully eold one at Nantucket, and tha
people paid fifty dollars a eord for wood ;
so says the chronicles.
couraged,, fSe-was, indeed, a very Jister,(
of Mercy, and when she died, tears vero
shed for ner'atmahv a fir'esnle. idf'ih'rtnv
h.".JiiweirJLns Srw jPyodajsts.; ! ,,
There may have been in' the past n
time whetf a 'speculator' could approxi-
)ptq' With'drrie;'ftcOTirricy to the exact'
amount of wheat, corn, or- pors wmcn
eould be tlirowii'tipon ilie market, but
tluit' does'. "not exist now.- The area Of
u..'.;:.i:i1'.'"' :u.-.'iU':x.. 'j
euuiym;tja fan.-l . s.uuu rciiicx ." ;
the CEops sp, much; move ,var,icq, tnac no
such estimato.cau. no.w..be,.ni,adeV . Uhf
W-estern people have. learned a, lesson,
from tho experience of the, .past .and
they now sb Vary the good crops iof their
fainis that most of them -nre-' no longer
absolutely dependent upon the one grain,
ooi'n, or wheat. There is a point oi price
bevond which the farmer thinks it good
economy to eat some other "food ana sell
this Or that article. " There is a point in
price beyond which the . farmers- knows
it is niwiefifi for him to hold his product..
Then the multiplication of railroads btt.
ables.the farmers, rapidly to concentrate
their salable articles at anj one point
'where tlie pric'o ' mif 'beigh'esti " The'
gteat wheat cornof ol Chicago was an-
instanee--of ' -these' fact8i''-"N'ever -before
waajt-toeoulation gotten up. wit In so little.
foresiglit.c JJ'ho earth: may. be. .said. to.
have croaued with the .burden of crain
and fruits she was bringing forth, arid
uie very meu euK"S?ci in mis wuu
eramon are among those who boast mat
more than -oneBfth of the -railroads-' of
the United -States center at CbicagOv It
mayr truly rbe Baid that, from ,thq four
quarters of the earth the, golden , grain
pane. pouring into that city as the price
per,busuel touched JS1. 55 ; for wheat Was
eve'ti' ' shipped ' back ' ' from ' Buffalo, ' and
the vast ' resourses- of -the" railroads de
came; wonderfully apparent, ! It is. stated
as an iustanoe of this that. ono, of. these
great lines brought to the city in one
day 1,600 car-loads of gram. It would
seem that with such expenenoe and such
resources' "plainly ! evident," the Chicago
operators would be slow to enter the field
of speculation in any agricultural pro
duct,, but.we have tram, there the intelli
gence that tjioy are now engaged, in, the
enort o corner porK. ....
Tho prospective sucbess of tfiis new
corner'is baaed upon the fact that Chi
cago demands mess pork to be of a cer
tain standard that there are now only
about 12-1,000 barrels in the city, and
that all in Cincinnati is controlled by
three firms, and that these two stocks.
are the large proportion of what i3 in
this country. The true standard for
iudcine the prospects of the success cf
any corner isthe certainty of a demana.
In this light the present (Jhioago corner
is even more illy planned than the ono so
lateiv collansed. The corn oroo through
out the whole country is very large, and
in most sections the wild mast is excel
lent. The patata bug has been, com
pared with last year, almost harmless to
that great food crop ; the production of
molasses from various sources has in
creased ; the time of the year when
work ceases is at hand, and th number
of hogs in the country has increased over
2,000 in the last year. There is no other
so cheap mode of transporting a bushel
of com to market as when condensed
into fat of a hog s sides, hence with
abundant corn it can readily be seen that
the farmers of the West will rapidly turu
their corn into hog flesh, aDd in view of
cheap corn and high priced pork will
spare from their farm stock a few more.
than originally intended for this purpose.
This: will make a plethora of pork sup
ply : but it may be contended .that it
will not be put up at Ulncago standard,
or rather that the rule-s of the clique
will contend that it is not of prime qual
ity. On this point, flrstly. St. Louis will
buy if Chicago does not, and thence the
American maruet win De suppuea,
Again; buyers may choose to 'make s
standard of their own and not take as a
finality the dictum of . the Chicago clique.
In aisv event we can see lor this new
combination no better fate than that met
bv the attempted monoplizers of wheat,
and possibly in its culmination an injury
to the commercial interests of Chicago
and the transferinent of some of her
trade to her rival on , the Mississippi.-
jV. X.raper.
Poisoned Herself. A couple of
young ladies from the country came into.
Peoria, 111., a few days ago lor tue pur
pose of attendmg tho formal bchool,
and having obtained rooms On the bluff,
took possession of them. They had not
been in possession long before tbey
found that the rooms were infested with
mice and rats. They therefore procured
some arsenio, and in the evening one of
the ladies spread a piece of bread with
butter, and putting on some of the
poison, covered the whole with some
sugar; Instead of immediately putting
the deadly viand where the animals she
wished to kill would bo most likely to
get at it, she foolishly laid it on the
table and prepared another piece of br jad
for herself in the same manner, of course
omitting : the arsenic. This piece she
laid on the table beside the other, and
taking up a book, drew a chair beside
the table and commenced reading.
Absorbed in reading and yet conscious
that she was hungry sha, without look
ing up, reached out her hand and took
what she supposed to bo the harmless
food. But she had taken the wrong
inece as she suddenly found, and a phy
sician was hastily summoned. He re
mained with the sufferer all night and
the next day until lie thought she was
out of danger, although wry sick. . ;
A New FEimxlzEit Teade. A writer
in The London Ttmes relates that in the
mummy pits at Sackhara, Egypt,, he saw
many persons busily engaged in search
ing: out, sifting, and sorting femora,
tibite, and other bony bits of the bumau
form, which almost crusted the ground
thereabout. Nine camels were employed
to bear these in nets to the riverside,
where vessels waited to carry them to
Alexandria, whence they were' shipped
to English manufacturers of manure.
The trade is brisk, and is said to have
been going on for years, and may go on
for many more. It is truly a strange
fact to preserve one s skeleton for Cen
tunes, in order that there may tie nne
Southdowns aud Cheviots in a distant
land, j But then Egypt is always a place
oi wonaers.
, . .Diamonds. Late advices ; indicate
that the African diamond fields are
alreacly becoming exhausted and that a
rise oi irom tea w twenty per cuui. m
the prica of diuuiondsfhas occurred there.
Hundreds are said -to1 be leaving the
fields, broken down by disappointment
and. .want, and many, .seeker .have, re
turned again and again, to research the
forsaken hillo6ks. There is one consola
tion, to those who iriajr be disappointed
in' their isearch for gems in buT Western,
Territories; the land itself is a mine of
wealth, and is precious stones do not
erop up, there are precious metals and
minerals enough to reward both miner
i ana capitalist.
. a 'i.-K.i
Facts and Fancies.
The Washington Treasury employ
1,190 women. - ' ' '
Irish potatoes are so cheap in li.ansa
as not to be worth digging, , . . .
Presbyterian property in Philadelphia
is worth over $5,000,000. ; , .
V.T. Ross Browne has contracted t6 pay '
$500,000 for 20,000 news of , California ;
salt marsh. . . .. . .. .
TKa liVivnw lottery drawing fhaa been..
postponed at "Louisvill, ' Ky., till the
7th of December. "
From 1868 to 1871 in the United States
526 steamboat casualties tooit piace,
with a loss of 1473 lives.
The fumes of lucifer matches stran
gled a premiu tn bull that was being trans
ported in a Kentucky freight car. '
The French Government has paid to,,;,
Germany 57,000,000 francs,. which. com-.. ....
pletcd the fifth half milliard of . the war ,.'
indemnity. ' ' '' -'' ' -
In Iowa,, women hold offices as notary
p'ublio, four are county sii'perifitCttdents
of publio schools, and one, is State" s
Librarian.
A "Frfineli soldier at Lvons blew out
his brains because his comrades jeered .;
at him for spoiling their dinner, which ....
ho had cooked. '
stndent at New Haven '!
sent a polite note to his professor, re- "
questing permission to kill a student ,.,
who had insulted nun.
The subscriptions to the Italian Opera .
in New York, amounted to $G0,00tf tor a'
season of thirty nights before a single 1
advertisement .appeared. ' '.
Tho crops in England Lave but. a.
poor prospect this season. Intelligence
is brought from time to time of great -
damaae done to them by wind and rain
and continued wet weather.
The liifrh price of coal basso increased ,
tho eitnenRes of running the Lancashire
cotton mills that it has been decided to - -reduce
tho number of hours of labor in
them while the present high prices are
maintained.
The French authorities and General ,
Manteuflel commander of the German,
troops in France agreed that the evalu
ation of the Departments of the Marne
and Haute Marne commence on the
15th October.
Sneakinc of theoretical farming, Josh
Billings says that he once knew a man
who wouldn't even set a gate post with
out having the ground aualyzed to Bee if
it possessed the proper ingredients for
post-holes.
C. H. Goodspeede, who was fleeced
out of 3,000 by gamblers at Chicago,
turns out to be Henry Stone, the confi
dential clerk of a Hartford, Conn., bank,
who robbed the bank of $5,000 and
started for California.
A few weeks ago the creek under the
great Natural Bridge in Virginia sudden
ly disappeared, and subsequent investi
gation demonstrated the fact- that the
steam empties Itself into the earth
Uhrough a number of newly-formed
fissures of unknown depth.
The greatost smoker in Europe has ,
just died at Rotterdam. In his will he ,
expressed a wish that all the smokers of .
the country be invited to his funeral, and '
that they smoke while in procession to ,
the grave. At the foot of the bier ;
tobacco, cigais and matches were placed.
Among the clever hits of the pargraph.'
ing of the period, the following is quite,
the best : Elias Williams, of Buffalo,
Missouri, blew into the muzzle of his
gun to see if it was loaded. Could Mr...
Williams oommunicato with his friends
in this world, his spirit would gently
whisper, ' It was.' "
The Fourth Auditor of the United
Sta'es Treasury is now busily engaged
in making preparation to pay the navy,
employes the amount due them for the
reduction of their wages under tha
eight-hour law. About 40,000 persons
will come in for an allowance under th
law of May 18 last.
Caleb Shercer, a wealtbv farmer of
Ossawattomie township, Kansas, in a
supposed fit of insanity murdered his
daughter, Mrs. Wallace, and mortally
wounded his own wife and his son-in-law,
Wallace. The latter, while defending
himself, struck Shercer with a club and
killed him instantly.
Fortv thousand eicrht hundred and
oighty-ono men lost by death, of which
17,527 died in battle, 10,740 died from
urmin.la rppoivAil in the engagements,
310 perished by accidonts, 30 by suicide,
and the rest oi tue numoer oy uiaeuse.
This is what it cost the Germans for . the
conquest of France.
Tt, is ani.! tlmt the first willow tree
ever planted in this country was set Out
on the line of Third avenue, New York,
oue hundred and eight years ago. ,' It
was a willow twig which came in a
package of figs from Babylon was stuck
into the ground, and in two years be
came quite a large tree.
Nathaniel Niles. ex-speaker of the
New Jersey Assembly, has been prose
cuted by tho New Jersey Railway Com
pany, and a suit tor uuei was oegun
in the Supreme Court, the damages
being laid at fc'5,000,009. The alleged
libel is an article which appeared in the
tfatiwi over the signature of "jersey.
The Meriden Republican is responsible
for this : "A mau in a neighboring town
tien his cat no bv the tail in the back
yard every night ; in the morning he goes
out aud collects xno pieces ui oup,
shaviug pots, soap dishes, old brushes
aud various other things thrown into
the yard by disturbed aud angry board
ers iu the adjoining houses."
"What a nuisance 1" exclaimed
gentleman at a concert, as a young fop
in front of him kept talking iu a loud
voice to a lady at his side. ' Did yon
refer to me, sir ?" threatingly demanded
the. fop. . " Oh, no ; 1 meant the musi
cians there, who keep up sucn a noise
with their instruments that' I can't hea
your conversation," was the stinging
reply. -. .
' There is a Russian nt 'Old Orchard
Bench, Me., whoso fondness for the sea
aud everything connected with it is
eccentric, to the vergo of mania.- He
drinks two or three gultons,"it is Baid, of
sea water daily, eats sea-weed by . tho
handful, and bathes four or five times' s
day. He is very healthy and robust, fat
as a seal, and has a round. , red jovial
face. - ' i.....
' Goldsmith Maid, the famous trotting
rhare,is said to be stolen property, and
a lawsuit for her recovery Mr impending.
It Is said, that about fivijyearsjago'tha
stables, of a great Kentucky 'stock raiser
were burned down and a very promising
young mare stolen ; and that the groom
who had charge of her has just seen tha
celebrated maid, and is ready to take n
oath that she is the.stolen animal

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